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U.S. Jones
U.S. Jones is a fictional patriotic superhero character who first appeared in comic books from the Fox Feature Syndicate in the 1940s.Contents1 Publishing history 2 Fictional biography2.1 Fox Feature Syndicate 2.2 Dynamite Entertainment3 ReferencesPublishing history[edit] Jones first appeared in Wonderworld Comics #28 in August, 1941, and later had his own short-lived comic title; the two issues of U.S. Jones came out in November, 1941, and January, 1942. He wasn't the first hero with an American patriotic theme, nor was he a particularly outstanding one. He was never given an origin story or an identity other than his costumed one. What made him different from the rest was the fact that, while other superheroes tried to start fan clubs from amongst their readers, he was calling children to action against America's enemies. The " U.S
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First Appearance
In American comic books and other stories with a long history, first appearance refers to the first issue to feature a fictional character. These issues are often highly valued by collectors due to their rarity and iconic status.Contents1 Monetary value of first appearance issues 2 Reader interest in first appearances 3 Ambiguity of first appearance 4 First appearances of popular heroes, villains and teams 5 See also 6 Notes 7 ReferencesMonetary value of first appearance issues[edit] First appearances of popular characters are among the most valuable comic books in existence
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Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite Entertainment is an American comic book
American comic book
publishing imprint of Dynamic Forces[1] that primarily publishes adaptations of franchises from other media. These include licensed adaptations of film properties such as Army of Darkness, Terminator and RoboCop, and licensed or public domain literary properties such as Zorro, Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, Alice in Wonderland, Red Sonja, Tarzan
Tarzan
(as Lord of the Jungle) and John Carter of Mars
John Carter of Mars
(as Warlord of Mars)
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Doiby Dickles
Charles "Doiby (Derby)" Dickles is a fictional character from DC Comics. He was the original sidekick for Alan Scott
Alan Scott
(the first Green Lantern), appearing in comic book stories starring that hero from 1941 to 1949.Contents1 Fictional character biography1.1 Back to Myrg2 Powers and abilities 3 ReferencesFictional character biography[edit] Doiby's first adventure with Green Lantern
Green Lantern
occurs when Doiby follows the Lantern while he was trailing a group of thugs. After Green Lantern was supposedly killed by the thugs, Doiby confronts them in a Green Lantern
Green Lantern
costume in an attempt to stop them. Soon after, the actual Green Lantern
Green Lantern
appears and, with the help of Doiby, saves the day
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Flag Of The United States
The flag of the United States
United States
of America, often referred to as the American flag, is the national flag of the United States. It consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton (referred to specifically as the "union") bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows, where rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternate with rows of five stars
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National Comics Publications
National Comics
Comics
Publications, Inc.[1] was the comic book company that would become DC Comics.Contents1 History 2 See also 3 Notes 4 References 5 Further readingHistory[edit] The corporation was originally two companies: National Allied Publications, Inc. (also known as National Allied Newspaper Syndicate, Inc.)[2] which was founded by Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
in autumn 1934[3][4][5][note 1] to publish the first American comic book with all-original material rather than comic strip reprints, and Detective Comics, Inc.,[4] formed in 1937 with Wheeler-Nicholson and Jack S. Liebowitz, listed as owners. Wheeler-Nicholson remained for a year before being forced out in 1938, and Detective Comics, Inc. purchased the remains of National Allied Publications.[6][7]:20 National Allied and Detective Comics, Inc. merged to become National Comics
Comics
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Second World War
Allied victoryCollapse of Nazi Germany Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires Dissolution of the League of Nations Creation of the United Nations Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more...)ParticipantsAllied Powers Axis PowersCommanders and leadersMain Allied leaders Joseph Stalin Franklin D
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Latin) (de facto) "Out of many, one" "Annuit cœptis" (Latin) "He h
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Web (comics)
The Web is a fictional character, a superhero created by MLJ Comics' in 1942 by artist John Cassone and an unknown writer.Contents1 John Raymond1.1 Fictional character biography2 John Raymond Jr.2.1 New Crusaders3 DC Comics3.1 Impact Comics 3.2 2009 revival3.2.1 Powers4 Jane Raymond 5 References 6 External linksJohn Raymond[edit] Fictional character biography[edit] The Web's secret identity was that of John Raymond, a college professor of criminology, and mystery writer. Raymond's interest in studying the motives and behavior of criminals harked back to his youth, and the criminal leanings of his brother Tom. The Web debuted in issue #27 of Zip Comics in July 1942, having originally been intended for Top-Notch Comics, the change occurring due to a decision to emphasize the humour of Top-Notch. In that first issue, he rescues a woman named Rose Wayne from a Japanese terrorist named The Black Dragon of Death
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Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.[2] The character is a founding member of the Justice League, a goddess, and Ambassador-at-Large of the Amazon people. The character first appeared in All Star Comics
All Star Comics
#8 in December 1941 and first cover-dated on Sensation Comics
Sensation Comics
#1, January 1942. In her homeland, the island nation of Themyscira, her official title is Princess Diana of Themyscira, Daughter of Hippolyta. When blending into the society outside of her homeland, she adopts her civilian identity Diana Prince
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Archie Comics
Archie
Archie
Comic Publications, Inc. is an American comic book publisher headquartered in Pelham, New York.[5] The company is known for its many titles featuring fictional teenagers including Archie
Archie
Andrews, Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Sabrina Spellman, and Josie and the Pussycats. The company began in 1939 as MLJ Comics, which primarily published superhero comics.[6] The initial Archie
Archie
characters (such as Archie Andrews, Jughead Jones, and Betty Cooper) first appeared in Pep Comics #22 (cover-dated Dec
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Black Hood
The Black Hood
Black Hood
is a fictional character created by MLJ Comics (later known as Archie Comics) during the period known as the "Golden Age of Comic Books." The Black Hood
Black Hood
first appeared in Top-Notch Comics #9, October 1940 and became one of MLJ's most popular characters. He has been in four self-titled series as well as in his own radio show, Black Hood
Black Hood
(1943-1944). In recent decades, the Black Hood
Black Hood
(along with other Archie Comics superheroes) has been sporadically licensed and published by DC Comics
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Captain Flag
Captain Flag is a fictional superhero created by MLJ Comics' writer Joe Blair and artist Lin Streeter. He first appeared in September 1941, in issue #16 of Blue Ribbon Comics. He shared the cover with Mr. Justice until #19 when Captain Flag was the only one to appear on the cover. He was on until the end of Blue Ribbon Comics in March 1942 with Issue #22. Fictional character biography[edit] His secret identity is Tom Townsend, the wealthy playboy son of an inventor father. The villain the Black Hand kidnaps him and his father, intending to torture Tom's father in order to obtain the secret of his latest invention, but Tom's father dies resisting the questioning. Before Tom, too, is killed, a great eagle crashes through the window and carries Tom off. Training with the eagle's aerie at the top of the mountain, the healthy environment and hard living made him an elite physical specimen
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Comet (Archie Comics)
The Comet is a fictional character that first appeared in Pep Comics #1 in January, 1940. Possibly the first superhero killed in the line of duty, he died in issue #17 (July, 1941), which also introduced his brother, a brutal hero called the Hangman.Contents1 Publication History1.1 Revival 1.2 Impact 1.3 DC Comics2 Powers and abilities 3 References 4 External linksPublication History[edit] In Pep #1, in a story drawn by Jack Cole, young scientist John Dickering has discovered a gas fifty times lighter than hydrogen. By injecting small doses of it into his bloodstream, he is able to make great leaps through the air. After a number of injections, twin beams come from Dickering's eyes and when he crosses the beams, whatever he is looking at disintegrates. He makes a glass shield (visor) as that is the only thing his beams will not disintegrate, a weakness often used against him from the first story onwards
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Firefly (Archie Comics)
The Firefly
Firefly
is a fictional comic book character created by Harry Shorten and Bob Wood for MLJ Comics in 1940. He first appeared in Top-Notch Comics #8. Artist Warren King and writer Joe Blair loaned their talents to many of the Firefly's installments.Contents1 Publication history 2 Fictional character biography 3 Impact Comics 4 Dark Circle Comics 5 References 6 External linksPublication history[edit] The Firefly
Firefly
was the fourth superhero launched by MLJ in the eighth issue of their title Top-Notch Comics.[1] He was a mainstay in Top-Notch Comics until its 28th issue, when MLJ changed its format from a superhero book to a humorous book. The popularity of superheroes waned in the late 1940s
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Fox (comics)
The Fox is the name of two fictional superheroes that appear in periodicals published by MLJ Comics and later Dark Circle Comics.Contents1 Publication history 2 Paul Patten2.1 MLJ Comics2.1.1 Fictional character biography 2.1.2 Powers and abilities2.2 Dark Circle Comics3 Paul Patten Jr./Paul Patton Jr.3.1 Archie Comics3.1.1 Fictional character biography 3.1.2 Powers and abilities3.2 DC Comics 3.3 Red Circle Comics/Dark Circle Comics3.3.1 Fictional character biography4 Collected editions4.1 Trade paperbacks5 Notes 6 External linksPublication history[edit] The first Fox (Paul Patten) debuted in MLJ Comic's Blue Ribbon Comics #4 (June 1940), in a story written by Joe Blair and drawn by Irwin Hasen. He appeared in that title until the series ended in March 1942, in the 22nd issue
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